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《JES茉萃薈》and Code of Conduct
JES Network is an exclusive membership club for inspiring executive women in business in Hong Kong and Greater China. It is the trade marked brand name of JESSICA Ltd.

Our women’s network 《JES茉萃薈》, to connect, inspire and empower women of the region, a concept inspired by the family of over 200 JESSICA Most Successful Women Award recipients, to provide a platform for our awardees and other important supporters of JESSICA Most Successful Women Award and women’s associations, to share their experiences to connect, empower and inspire the next generation.
Through our networking inspiration talk events, lifestyle events, meet GBA experts tour , Leaders Forums , Start-Up Sessions , Mentorship program. We provide super-connector platform for women in the region who want more visibility, exposure and connect with like-minded women from across their business and industry.

JESSICA Ltd and 《JES茉萃薈》

The Proprietor has established 《JES茉萃薈》as a private membership club for women who agree to join and accept the terms and code of conduct.
The objectives of 《JES茉萃薈》are to develop, maintain and provide services and privileges to its members.
《JES茉萃薈》 Management
1. The Proprietor shall be responsible for all actions and management of 《JES茉萃薈》and may delegate the management or any aspect thereof to its servants and agents as it deems fit, including powers and rights exercisable by the Club. Only the Proprietor and its directors, servants and agents may bind the Club but they may not make any pledge on behalf of members.
2. The Proprietor may terminate any delegation, in whole or in part, at any time and assume direct responsibility for any Club or function or determination and its decisions shall be final. Applications for Membership
3. Any executive woman in business is eligible to apply for membership of 《JES茉萃薈》 , subject to the approval of the Board of Director and ultimately the proprietor.
4. Prospective members must be eighteen years or older.
5. Admission to membership shall be at the sole discretion of the Board of Director and the proprietor. In exercising its discretion, the Board of Director and proprietor shall have regard to the furtherance of the good name and reputation of the 《JES茉萃薈》 .
6. There is no obligation to give a reason for refusal or cancellation of membership but it may be given at the sole discretion of the Board of Director or the proprietor.
There is no obligation to give any refund for a cancellation beyond the specified times referred to in points 5 or 6.
There are four types of membership. 《JES茉萃薈》: Basic ; Premium; Platinum, Corporate.
Every member agrees to accept the terms of use and code of conduct. Members shall be entitled to the rights, privileges and benefits of the relevant class of Club membership. Members have no liability to any third parties in connection with 《JES茉萃薈》 or its activities. Members have no proprietary or other rights in the Club, Club assets and property and no authority to contract on its behalf:

Benefits of Basic membership include:
《JES茉萃薈》Network private chat access right.
To access a ready built Most Successful Women network that will help you to achieve your career aspirations.
Through the network, be part of an exclusive private group for members only, an opportunity to connect, communicate and collaborate with other members.
Publish your business news 1 time annually which exposure into 《JES茉萃薈》Network.
Exclusive opportunities to participate in 《JES茉萃薈》Network privileges programs.
5% discount to attend any networking event within the membership period.

Benefits of Premium membership include:
《JES茉萃薈》Network private chat access right.
To access a ready built Most Successful Women network that will help you to achieve your career aspirations.
Through the network, be part of an exclusive private group for members only, an opportunity to connect, communicate and collaborate with other members.
Publish your business news 2 times annually which exposure into 《JES茉萃薈》 Network.
Publish one Facebook Feeds on JESSICA official Fan Page.
Exclusive opportunities to participate in 《JES茉萃薈》Network privileges programs.
10% discount to attend any networking event within the membership period.

Benefits of Platinum membership include:
《JES茉萃薈》 Network private chat access right.
To access a ready built Most Successful Women network that will help you to achieve your career aspirations.
Through the network, be part of an exclusive private group for members only, an opportunity to connect, communicate and collaborate with other members.
Publish your business news 4 times annually which exposure into 《JES茉萃薈》 Network.
Arrange an article interview and publish on either Print (2-pages) or Website.
An 《JES茉萃薈》 Network Interview Article.
Exclusive opportunities to participate in 《JES茉萃薈》Network privileges programs.
10% discount to attend any networking event within the membership period.

Benefits of Corporate membership (bi-annual base) include:
To access a ready built Most Successful Women network that will help your company to achieve business aspirations.
Publish your business news 6 times which exposure into 《JES茉萃薈》 Network.
Arrange an article interview and publish on either Print (2-pages) or Website
Publish one Facebook Feeds on JESSICA official Fan Page.
An 《JES茉萃薈》 Network interview article.
Exclusive 2 times opportunities to entitle logo exposure & souvenirs distribute at networking events
10% discount to attend any networking event within the membership period.

Benefits may be changed, removed, or added from time to time and members will be notified in advance of such changes.
The expectation of members is to pay the Membership Fees and act in accordance with the Code of Conduct. Members should inform the Company Director of any change of address and contact information including telephone and email.
The duration of JES Network membership shall be annual and run from the first day of payment received. Renewal is automated but you will be reminded one to two months prior to the end of your current period with the option to cancel.
A formal register of members will be held centrally by JES Network and subject to all data and privacy protection laws.

Membership Fees
In consideration for the privileges and benefits of membership, JES Network shall charge members an annual subscription membership fee, payable in full, when due for the following year before the end of the current membership period.
The amount of the Membership Fee will be determined annually by JESSICA Ltd.
The Membership Fee will be debited annually on the date given in the renewal reminder, unless cancelled. If you have not paid online when joining, you will be invited again to do so.
Membership is personal and non-transferable and members must not share their personal subscription with another person either by sharing the membership benefits, Card or Website access information. Code of Conduct
The communication of information concerning JES Network, its affairs, and its members to the media is strictly prohibited unless otherwise explicitly authorised by the proprietor. Usually all public relations and publicity is handled or overseen centrally.
Unless agreed otherwise, information on members or members’ guests, matters raised in conversation between members (both where the parties are physically in the same place or at a distance communicating electronically) are strictly private and not to be used for journalistic purposes.
No member may use JES Network’s intellectual property rights or the Trade Mark without the express permission of the proprietor. In particular, no member shall make any representation of endorsement by JES Network without the express permission of the Proprietor or Company Director.
Members shall deal with other members with respect and courtesy in all encounters and conversations, including when communicating electronically and through the JES Network Website. Members must respect the privacy of others and refrain from repeating unsolicited approaches to members, where approaches are unreciprocated. The members (or other participants) contact details are to be kept within the JES Network platforms and not shared externally, or the data exported to any external device.
Abusive or inappropriate content and/or conduct will not be tolerated by JES Network.
Members must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy and Laws of Hong Kong in their Website use and contributions, including member to member communications. Such use and content must not be defamatory of any person, be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory or promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. It must not infringe any intellectual property rights of any other person. It must not threaten, abuse or invade another´s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person. It must not be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent any identity or affiliation.
Members must not extract data from the Website or the App for inappropriate commercial uses (by harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) or knowingly introduce viruses, trojans, worms or other material which are malicious or technologically harmful.

Any member who behaves in a manner which falls below the Code of Conduct or Acceptable Use Policy may be asked to provide an explanation to the Proprietor or Company Director.
Members may be warned, suspended or expelled from the JES Network, an event or activity, including access to the JES Network Website, for failure to pay Membership Fees, a breach of the letter and/or spirit of these guidelines and policies, including the Code of Conduct, or if JES Network considers in its absolute discretion that the conduct of a member is contrary to the interests of the Club or the Club considers they are unfit to remain a member. JES Network is not obliged to provide reasons for sanctions decisions, including expulsion, and any deliberations and other information on the same shall be in strict confidence.
Any member expelled, for whatsoever reason, shall forfeit all privileges and benefits of membership and all rights against the Club. There will be no obligation to give any refund but at its sole discretion, a partial refund may be given.

Complaints Procedure
Member’s complaints shall be made in writing to the Committee, through marketing@scmedia.com.hk and the resolution of the complaint shall be at the sole discretion of the Club. There shall be a right of appeal to the Proprietor against either the finding or the sanction and the decision of the Proprietor shall be final and binding.

By posting data on the Website or consenting to the same, members grant JESSICA Ltd a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, licence to publish it as posted, subject to their privacy settings and the right of any member at any time to request the Club cease to publish the same. This license ends when members delete their content or their membership subject to retention (but not further publication) for regulatory purposes as below.
The JES Network is not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of members or third parties. The Club will immediately remove content on receipt of an Abuse Report and any Website content in breach of the Code of Conduct or Acceptable Use Policy should be reported immediately to the Club by email to marketing@scmedia.com.hk and state in the subject heading ‘Abuse Report’. JESSICA Ltd tries to keep the Websites and the App operationally secure, bug-free, and safe, but members use it at their own risk and it is provided “as is” without any express or implied warranties including warranties of performance, quality merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Third Party software or applications, if any, are provided strictly on third party terms.
The Websites and the App may collect information about member computers, including IP addresses, operating systems and browser types, for system administration and performance maximization. The Club may obtain information about members Website use by a cookie file which is stored on the computer hard drives to help improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable the Club to store information about member preferences, and allow it to customize the Website according to member’s interests and speed up searches.

Privacy and Data Protection
JES Network collects member data in order to process member applications, for payment of Membership Fees, dealing with anything in general related to JES Network business in relation to members. This data is also used for Club activities; arranging events and inviting members, providing members with information on the Club and members and member offers and privileges and also to manage services to members and comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
Member data will be stored in the Club’s hard copy files and on its third party hosted dedicated servers in accordance with strict procedures and security features and accepted industry standards of security and protection. The data will not be transferred to or stored outside Hong Kong without your prior consent. Transmission of information via the internet and storage at locations accessible from it can never be completely secure and JESSICA Ltd cannot absolutely guarantee the security of data transmitted to the Website which is at members’ risk.
JESSICA Ltd will not share your personal data and information with third parties except: if we sell the business or its assets, in which case personal data will be one of the transferred assets; or if JESSICA Ltd is placed under a legal duty by a court order or arbitral order or by regulatory or professional requirements to professional bodies, authorised by statute to demand them or otherwise if required by law
JESSICA Ltd will gather and process data only for the purposes stated. For legal and regulatory reasons, the Proprietor will retain a copy of data provided to it for one year, including data submitted to the Website. Following termination of membership, membership data will be retained for one year following termination.
Members have a right to access their information held by JESSICA Ltd by requesting the right of access in writing by post or email to marketing@scmedia.com.hkWe will try to ensure member data is accurate and current and will amend any inaccuracies on request.

The Proprietor, its servants and/or agents, shall not be liable to any member or guest of a member for any loss, damage or injury suffered by them or their property howsoever caused save in respect of death or personal injury to a member or guest caused by the gross negligence of the Proprietor, its servants and/or agents. Any liability of the JES Network for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of whatsoever nature suffered or incurred by any member of the JES Network is expressly excluded. Amendments and Interpretation
The terms and conditions shall be amended by displaying notification of the change for seven days on the Website. These terms and conditions are governed by Laws of Hong Kong will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, under or in connection with the same. Questions, comments, concerns and requests regarding these terms and conditions are welcomed and should be addressed to JESSICA Ltd at marketing@scmedia.com.hk

Acceptable Use Policy
We reserve the right to make changes to this Acceptable Use Policy at any time, and any changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the Website. Members are responsible for regularly reviewing the Policy. Continued use of the Website following any changes shall constitute acceptance of the changes.
This policy recognises the fundamental fact that no one owns or controls the Internet. We cannot monitor or control all the activities of our Members. We do not intend to actively screen, review, censor, edit or take responsibility for the activities or content of our Members. The Members assume all responsibility relating to their Internet activities including, but not limited to:
Aspects of the Member’s business.
Content and data provided by or through a Member for use with the Club services.
Decisions about Member’s computer and communications systems needed to access the Services.
Results obtained from using the Club services.
Compliance with all applicable laws and governmental regulations regarding Member’s business or use of Club services.
Use of the Club services by Members as end users.
Compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy by Members.
Activities conducted on the Internet are subject to many of the same laws and regulations applicable to the offline environment. Members must exercise a high degree of judgment and responsibility with respect to their use of the Club services, including the responsibility to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy. Members will violate this Policy when they or their affiliates engage in any of the following activities:
Network and Other Abuse
Using the Club network or other Club resources in any way that adversely affects other Members is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:
Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access to Club servers or services. Such attempts include “Internet scamming” (tricking other people into releasing their personal information), password robbery, security hole scanning, port scanning, probing, monitoring or testing for system or network vulnerabilities.
Introducing viruses, Trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, Easter eggs, worms, time bombs, packet bombs, cancel bots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
Intentionally omitting, deleting, forging or misrepresenting transmission information, including headers, return addressing information and IP addresses. Using IP addresses which were not assigned to them or without the assignee’s permission.
Maintaining an Open Email Relay/Open Data Relay or allowing any data to be sent through one’s server by an unrelated third party, including, but is not limited to, via open email gateways and open proxy servers. Illegal Content
Membership accounts may be terminated that include content or which have links to content that:
Is unlawful or is considered offensive by the web community. Promotes injury or physical harm against any group or individual.
Promotes or teaches illegal activities.
Exploits or depicts children in a negative/sexual way.
Infringes on copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other intellectual property including pirated computer programs, cracker utilities, warez and software serial numbers or registration codes.
Violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation governing the Member’s business or activities, including without limitation the laws and regulations governing export control, unfair competition, false advertising, consumer protection, issuance or sale of securities, trade in firearms, privacy, data transfer and telecommunications.

SPAM or Unsolicited Commercial Email
We have zero tolerance for the sending of SPAM or Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) over our network. Members cannot send UCE and cannot host sites or information advertised in UCE. Members must take all reasonable precautions to secure their servers and sites against SPAM exploits (e.g. open email relays and insecure cgi scripts).
Violating our UCE or SPAM policy will result in penalties. Upon detection or notification of a violation of our UCE policy, we will initiate an immediate investigation. During this time, outgoing mail may be suspended from the offending ip address to prevent further violations. If a Member is found to be in violation of our UCE policy, we will impose penalties and/or, at its discretion, restrict or terminate the offending account and the Member’s access to our network. Repeated or serious violations may result in the immediate termination of the account. SPAM is a very serious matter. PLEASE DO NOT SPAM. TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS against SPAM EXPLOITS.

Account Cancellation
This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is not exhaustive. We have the right to refuse service to anyone at any time WITHOUT WARNING OR PRIOR NOTICE. No refunds of fees paid will be made if account termination is due to a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy as outlined above.

The websites and the App contains material (including but not limited to advertisements) submitted and created by members and third parties. All advertisements published on the site or App are subject to the warranties below. All member and third party material is published by JESSICA Ltd in good faith. JESSICA Ltd does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of such material (nor is any warranty expressed or implied by publication) and JESSICA Ltd specifically disclaims and excludes all liability to any person (be they advertiser, reader or user or member) for any loss or damage of any nature whatsoever or however arising from any error, omission or inaccuracy in such material and JESSICA Ltd takes no responsibility for such material.
In the event that you purchase or obtain any goods or services from another member or a third party then your acquisition of such goods or services will be in accordance with the third party’s terms and conditions and JESSICA Ltd will have no liability to you in respect of the same.
The websites and the App also contains links to other websites which are not under the control of and are not maintained by JESSICA Ltd. JESSICA Ltd is not responsible for the content of those sites. JESSICA Ltd provides these links for your convenience only but does not necessarily endorse the material on these sites.

Our Administrative Login and Management Software
To facilitate network/server management, inventory and related activities, all our Servers include an administrative account and password and/or a daemon. All reasonable precautions are taken by us to maintain the security of these tools and the privacy of Member data. Members must not tamper, hinder, delete, or in any way change the functioning of these tools. To do so intentionally or otherwise is grounds for the immediate suspension of a Member’s account.

Commercial Communications Submissions: Warranties
The person submitting the material for dissemination (the Advertiser) warrants that in relation to a commercial communication, promotion or advertisement (the Advertisement) submitted to JESSICA Ltd:
the reproduction and/or publication of such Advertisement will not breach any legislation, regulation (governmental or otherwise) or contract or infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, or other personal or proprietary right of any person or render JESSICA Ltd liable to any proceedings whatsoever.

Privacy Policy

Who we are?
Provide name and contact details of the data controller. This will typically be your business or you, if you are a sole trader. Where applicable, you should include the identity and contact details of the controller’s representative and/or the data protection officer.

What information do we collect?
Specify the types of personal information you collect, eg names, addresses, user names, etc. You should include specific details on:

How you collect data (eg when a user registers, purchases or uses your services, completes a contact form, signs up to a newsletter, etc)
What specific data you collect through each of the data collection method
If you collect data from third parties, you must specify categories of data and source
If you process sensitive personal data or financial information, and how you handle this
You may want to provide the user with relevant definitions in relation to personal data and sensitive personal data.
How do we use personal information?
Describe in detail all the service- and business-related purposes for which you will process data. For example, this may include things like:

Personalisation of content, business information or user experience
Account set up and Administration
Delivering marketing and Events communication
Carrying out polls and Surveys
Internal research and Development purposes
Providing goods and Services
Legal obligations (eg prevention of fraud)
Meeting internal audit requirements
Please note this list is not exhaustive. You will need to record all purposes for which you process personal data.

When do we share personal data?
Explain that you will treat personal data confidentially and describe the circumstances when you might disclose or share it.

Eg, when necessary to provide your services or conduct your business operations, as outlined in your purposes for processing. You should provide information on:

How you will share the data
What safeguards you will have in place
What parties you may share the data with and why
Where do we store and process personal data?
If applicable, explain if you intend to store and process data outside of the data subject’s home country. Outline the steps you will take to ensure the data is processed according to your privacy policy and the applicable law of the country where data is located.

If you transfer data outside Hong Kong, outline the measures you will put in place to provide an appropriate level of data privacy protection. Eg contractual clauses, data transfer agreements, etc.

How do we secure personal data?
Describe your approach to data security and the technologies and procedures you use to protect personal information. For example, these may be measures:

To protect data against accidental loss
To prevent unauthorised access, use, destruction or disclosure
To ensure business continuity and disaster recovery
To restrict access to personal information
To conduct privacy impact assessments in accordance with the law and your business policies
To train staff and contractors on data security
To manage third party risks, through use of contracts and security reviews
Please note this list is not exhaustive. You should record all mechanisms you rely on to protect personal data. You should also state if your organisation adheres to certain accepted standards or regulatory requirements.

How long do we keep your personal data for?
Provide specific information on the length of time you will keep the information for in relation to each processing purpose. The GDPR requires you to retain data for no longer than reasonably necessary. Include details of your data or records retention schedules, or link to additional resources where these are published.

If you cannot state a specific period, you need to set out the criteria you will apply to determine how long to keep the data for (eg local laws, contractual obligations, etc)

You should also outline how you securely dispose of data after you no longer need it.

Use of automated decision-making and profiling
Where you use profiling or other automated decision-making, you must disclose this in your privacy policy. In such cases, you must provide details on existence of any automated decision-making, together with information about the logic involved, and the likely significance and consequences of the processing of the individual.

How to contact us?
Explain how data subject can get in touch if they have questions or concerns about your privacy practices, their personal information, or if they wish to file a complaint. Describe all ways in which they can contact you – eg online, by email or postal mail.

If applicable, you may also include information on:

Use of cookies and other technologies
You may include a link to further information, or describe within the policy if you intend to set and use cookies, tracking and similar technologies to store and manage user preferences on your website, advertise, enable content or otherwise analyse user and usage data. Provide information on what types of cookies and technologies you use, why you use them and how an individual can control and manage them.

Linking to other websites / third party content

If you link to external sites and resources from your website, be specific on whether this constitutes endorsement, and if you take any responsibility for the content (or information contained within) any linked website.

You may wish to consider adding other optional clauses to your privacy policy, depending on your business’ circumstances.